SGIS invites you to a collection of inspiring workshops for educators, leaders and administrators in international schools in Switzerland.
These virtual workshops will take place on Zoom in March, April and May 2021 on selected Tuesdays and Thursdays at 18:30 - 19:30 CET.
You will receive the Zoom link via email  the day before the session.

Join SGIS this Spring to learn together!

Session 3   Thursday April 22nd 18:30-19:30

Communiquer ses émotions dans une langue étrangère: un défi sociopragmatique

Presenter: Jean-Marc Dewaele

Language:  French

Session 4   Thursday April 29th 18:30-19:30

La communication orale au cœur du dévelopement des habiletés langagières

Presenter: Renée Bourgoin

Language: French

Session 5   Tuesday May 11th 18:30-19:30

Harnessing the potential of women in the profession; a social, moral and economic imperative

Presenter: Liz Free

Language: English

Session 6   Thursday May 13th 18:30-19:30

Enseigner et apprendre de manière exceptionnelle

Presenter: Isabell Arnett

Language: French

Workshop Descriptions


Arrangements for SGIS meetings and events

COVID-19 has changed the way that all schools conduct meetings or events. As an organisation, SGIS wants to promote safe practices.

Board, group and other adult meetings

Unless there are specific reasons to the contrary, we will hold all SGIS meetings online.

Face-to-face meetings are occasionally necessary.  When this is the case, the meeting organiser must ensure that contact details are recorded and that a distance of at least 1.5 meters from other people can be maintained or, if this is not possible, that a mask covering the mouth and nose area is worn by all participants.  Participants should maintain the meeting safety arrangements if they meet in small groups between sessions (e.g. coffee breaks).

It is in everybody’s best interest if we all take individual responsibility for our state of health.  Meeting participants should be aware of the signs and symptoms of respiratory illness and should not attend the meeting if they feel unwell. If after the meeting a person is confirmed by health authorities to have COVID-19, they should contact the meeting organiser so that the contact details of the other participants can be given to the health authorities if necessary.

Student or adult events

All SGIS events must be held in accordance with the appropriate federal and cantonal guidelines.  It is the responsibility of the hosting school to ensure that arrangements are in place so that participants keep an appropriate distance, wash their hands thoroughly and regularly, and wear a mask where necessary.